Where Olive Trees Weep: Unveiling the Struggles and Resilience of the Palestinian People

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The newly released documentary Where Olive Trees Weep is a beautiful, poignant, heartbreaking film about the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. It explores themes of loss, trauma, and the quest for justice. It also features Dr. Gabor Maté as he offers trauma-healing work to a group of Palestinian women tortured in Israeli prisons.

In May 2022 Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo & the SAND team followed Dr. Gabor Maté to the occupied West Bank, where he was offering trauma healing work to a group of Palestinian women who were detained—and some tortured—in Israeli prisons. During this journey they filmed what we witnessed and the heartbreaking stories of the people we met.

Two years later the SAND team are finally ready to premiere their new film Where Olive Trees Weep June 6–27. The film will be accompanied by 21 days of conversations on Palestine.

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Where Olive Trees Weep offers a searing window into the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. It explores themes of loss, trauma, and the quest for justice.

Zaya, Maurizio & the SAND team followed, among others, Palestinian journalist and therapist Ashira Darwish, grassroots activist Ahed Tamimi, and Israeli journalist Amira Hass. They also witnessed Dr Gabor Maté offers trauma-healing work to a group of women who were tortured in Israeli prisons.

Ancient landscapes bear deep scars, having witnessed the brutal reality of ancestral land confiscation, expulsions, imprisonment, home demolitions, water deprivation, and denial of basic human rights. Yet, through the veil of oppression, we catch a glimpse of resilience—deep roots that have carried the Palestinian people through decades of darkness and shattered lives.

This emotional journey bares the humanity of the oppressed while grappling with the question: what makes the oppressor so ruthlessly blind to its own cruelty?

To read more click here https://whereolivetreesweep.com/about

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access to all recordings for 48 hours until June 27.
All events are at 10:00 am PT / 17:00 UTC unless otherwise noted.

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JUNE 6–27

 

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